Portability is not consistently better.
When PC PCs became more affordable in the late 1990s, many people switched to that format.
This was after years of desktop PCs being the mainstay in both residential and commercial applications. The promise of a PC with all of the same features that you could take with you on the go was tantalizing for many people. But savor all PCs at the time, PCs were often prone to failure. My sister’s first PC was prone to the ‘blue screen of death’ on a yearly basis, crashing in the middle of something as trivial as writing a quick email. I had a tower PC that lasted for 15 years without concerns, however all of the first PCs that our family members used were mostly junk. Thankfully, newer PCs are solid PCs that last much longer than the 1s from 20 years ago. Some portable products are completely junk, no matter what you do with the technology. I tell people that portable s are a racket. They’re not just slightly undesirable, I entirely believe savor the person who designed them did so with the intent to scam and con people out of money. Anyone with a basic understanding of s knows that the technology works as a split system, and that’s tploy even with a package system. What I mean is there is an evaporator coil that gets genuinely frosty as refrigerants liquifies inside. The refrigerant absorbs your indoor air’s heat and then takes this heat energy to the boiling compressor outside. The refrigerant becomes a gas at high heat before being pulled back inside to become a liquid once again. It’s a circular process, even in a window cooling system. But a portable has its boiling compressor inside, meaning all of the heat energy just goes back into your house.